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Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not …

Trump Furious After Twitter’s Bot Purge Leaves Him with Fourteen Followers

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump was reportedly “furious” on Wednesday morning after a purge of right-wing bots by Twitter left him with a total of fourteen remaining followers, aides have confirmed.<p>Rising at 3 <i>A.M.</i> to engage in one of his trademark early-morning tweetstorms, Trump …

The 10 Best Free Streaming Services You Need To Bookmark Now

Here are Decider, we love the world of entertainment, but we’re still people first. Even when it means supporting artists that we love, paying for …

Streaming

Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Our democracy is in serious danger.<p>President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.<p>That is, either Trump’s real …

Donald Trump

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the technology and open the door to levitating much larger objects, including humans.<p>Engineers from the …

Breakthroughs

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Intel’s new Shooting Star Mini drones can make indoor light shows

You can’t buy just one, sorry<p>Intel has long been proud of its drone-based light shows — including airing a (pre-taped) halftime show at the last Super Bowl. Today at its CES keynote, the company introduced a new version of those drones, called “Shooting Star Mini.” The innovation here? They’re tiny …

Putting a Battery Inside a Laptop Sleeve Is a Brilliant Idea

All your gadgets rely on batteries, and all batteries suck. Trying to keep all of your toys perpetually charged is the biggest downside of a gadget …

MacBook Pro

Microsoft temporarily stopped issuing software updates for computers affected by Spectre and Meltdown

Users took to the company's support forums en masse, with the bulk of complaints coming from users with Windows machines running on AMD chips.<p>The company has acknowledged the issue, and blamed it on AMD and its documentation: "Microsoft has reports of customers with some AMD devices getting into an …

The Latest: Intel CEO addresses security flaw in its chips

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local):<p>7 p.m.<p>The head of Intel aims to steer the company toward new …

Volocopter’s flying taxi takes flight for first time in US

Intel’s shiniest new toy takes off at CES<p>Regardless of whether you believe “flying cars” will become a legitimate way to get around, there’s no doubting that people around the world are in love with the idea. There’s always been something inherently cool about the idea of skipping across the sky in …

Samsung foldable smartphone production to start in November? [Update]

×<b>Update:</b> According to the Korea Herald, Samsung’s mobile chief Koh Dong-jin took a step back from the remarks he did at CES regarding foldable phones …

What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips

On Wednesday, a group of security experts revealed two security flaws that affect nearly all microprocessors, the digital brains of the world’s computers. These flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to lift passwords, photos, documents and other data from smartphones, PCs and the …

Elon Musk warns of AI's risks, calls for regulation now

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>He uses it. He needs it. But he's afraid of it.<p>That might be a reasonable conclusion from Elon Musk's words, spoken on Saturday to a meeting of the National Governors Association, on the subject of …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Think They've Finally Found The Mechanism Behind Grey Hair And Baldness

This is where hair loss starts.<p>As we get older, many of us struggle with the harsh reality of our hair turning grey or falling out. But despite how …

The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousness works.<p>In 2014, a 54-year-old woman went to George Washington …

Consciousness

This boat will make its own fuel on a round-the-world voyage

Remember Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane that circumnavigated the world in July 2016? This could be the ocean-going equivalent. In a bid to …

Renewable Energy

Get to Bed Earlier by Making a Deal With Yourself

I’ve been searching for a way to get myself to bed earlier for years, and I’ve finally found a trick that works for me. I just have to treat myself …

This Tiny Camera Could Give Micro-Drones Some Amazing Abilities

A bird of prey on the hunt must be able to clearly see faraway objects while remaining aware of threats in its peripheral vision. In some cases, that's also true for a drone — even one so small that its eye must fit on the tip of a ballpoint pen. Now, a team of engineers has developed a camera that …

Samsung Chromebook Plus Up for Pre-Order, Available Next Week for $449

The <b>Chromebook Plus</b> from Samsung is now listed in the Google Store, as well as other retailers, but isn’t quite ready for purchase. If you can hold …

This creepy robot walks like a chicken and could someday deliver your groceries

This could be the future of robotics — and it kind of looks like a chicken.<p>Agility Robotics unveiled a bipedal robot called Cassie this week. The …

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Quantum Physics

Living in… the best cities for digital nomads

A laptop and an internet connection are all that’s required for some jobs these days – and many globetrotters are making the most of it, living and working in cities across the world.<p>Some jobs these days require little more than a laptop and an internet connection, allowing many digital nomads the …

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes

Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact they have privileged backgrounds.<p>Low intelligence and high rates of mental illness are more …

Mental Health

Capable nano drone flies under the FAA’s radar

The ONAGOfly is a quadcopter like all the rest – four props and an onboard camera that records video at heights once the domain of TV news choppers.<p>But you don’t need to stand back to launch the ONAGOfly – not when the palm of your hand will do for a launch pad.<p>The size of a small bird, the …

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

Guinness Removes Fish Guts From Its Recipe—Wait, What?

The Irish beer is removing fish guts. Yep, they were in there.<p>Guinness, the famed Irish brewery, is changing its recipe for the first time in 256 years. Beer-loving vegans will now be able to sip, or chug, the black stout, starting in 2016 when fish guts will be removed from Guinness ingredients, …

8 Hilarious Twin Pranks That Would Make Zack And Cody Proud

Most people have probably wondered at least once in their life what it would be like to have an identical twin. Think of all the possibilities. …

Job Interviews

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System